I have always loved photographing a wedding near the water! There is no denying that the coastline makes a beautiful backdrop for Bellingham wedding photography, especially with a view of the islands in the background. Erin and her bridesmaids started the day at the Chrysalis Inn & Spa. Their rooms are the perfect spot for getting ready before the ceremony of a Bellingham wedding, with a wonderful view of the waterfront. After we finished with all of the getting ready photos, we walked down to Taylor Dock where Ben was waiting for their first look. This is always such a special moment! I captured lots of beautiful photos of the two of them with Bellingham Bay in the background. We then proceeded to Squalicum Boathouse at Zuanich Point Park where their wedding was being held. Arriving at the ceremony venue for this Bellingham wedding, I could see all of the work that the two of them had put into the details of their wedding. There were many handmade signs and hand-crafted items that made this event all their own. When doing photos of the bridal party, we had to include a little football scrimmage, as they and their friends are all avid Seahawk fans, and have their own fantasy football league! The ceremony was beautiful as they recited their own vows and included a tree-planting as part of their ceremony. Afterwards, the reception was in full swing, with delicious food by Mosaic Catering, and lots of dancing. At the end of the evening we captured a few sunset shots of the bride & groom on the water, which is one of my favorite parts of the day. Thanks so much, Erin & Ben, for letting me be a part of your special day!